Laura S. Dominici MD


Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast

In a core needle breast biopsy, your doctor inserts a needle with a special tip and removes a sample of breast tissue. The sample is examined under a microscope.

Mastectomy

A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast. It is used to treat breast cancer. Mastectomy procedures include: Total or simple mastectomy, which is the removal of the whole breast. Modified radical mastectomy, which is the removal of the whole breast and the lymph nodes under the arm (axillary lymph nodes)…

Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer

Discusses breast cancer surgery. Covers simple mastectomy, modified mastectomy, and radical mastectomy. Also discusses preventive mastectomy. Covers what to expect after surgery. Looks at risks. Links to info on breast reconstruction.

Tumorectomía mamaria

La cirugía conservadora de seno (tumorectomía mamaria) es la extirpación quirúrgica de un tumor mamario y parte del tejido que lo rodea. También se le puede llamar “biopsia por escisión” o “escisión amplia”.